Saturday, December 30, 2006

Dolphin caught in net was rescued

A six-foot-long dolphin, which got trapped in the net of a group of fishermen in the sea off Vedaranyam, was let off into the sea by forest and fisheries officials today.

The fishermen of Pushvanam village had brought the dolphin to the shore last noon. On seeing that it was alive, and in an attempt to save it, they had put it in a pond.

The officials of forest, fisheries and police rushed to the pond and arranged for the mammal to be put into the sea, police said.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"